Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - FROGSMILE

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 14
Armed Forces / Re: Royal Garrison Artillery Liverpool
« on: Monday 25 October 21 14:15 BST (UK)  »
The Royal Garrison Artillery depot was in Seaforth Barracks, Liverpool, having moved there from an earlier location at St Domingo’s House in Everton.

Armed Forces / Re: Corps of Armourer-Sergeants
« on: Thursday 08 July 21 17:21 BST (UK)  »
You could try contacting Peter directly, he is very helpful even if very slow with his book!  If there's a PM system on this site I'll send it to you there.

P.S.  I've tried but for some reason you're not able to receive PMs?

Armed Forces / Re: Joseph Lambert 7th Dragoon Guards 1800-1821
« on: Thursday 08 July 21 17:19 BST (UK)  »
That sounds a little hopeful, since the marriage may have taken place in Ireland.  I have no idea where else to look, so will just keep trying my standard resources in the hope that something appears - so much is coming on line.  It could of course be a good excuse, as if I need one to visit Ireland again!!!

There is a Blog "Irish garrison towns" and you might find details about his station (garrison) there.

Armed Forces / Re: Joseph Lambert 7th Dragoon Guards 1800-1821
« on: Friday 02 July 21 16:39 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks both of you for your help.  I am resting this at the brick wall for now - I seem to be looking for a female birth in Scotland and possibly a sibling in Ireland, neither of which I can find.  I am looking for a marriage - which I think will probably be in Ireland 1805-1810, but find nothing.  If only Mary had lived a few months longer to the 1851 census, I may have had answers.  Just one more question, it occurs to me that Mary and Joseph could have been married by a Military Pastor, or similar - do you know if this is possible and if so are there any records anywhere?
Yes it’s conceivable that the marriage took place under the auspices of a military ‘chaplain’ (later often called ‘padre’ because of the time spent by Wellington’s armies in Spain and Portugal). If in barracks or cantonment (India) there were records kept.  The former often survive if in Ireland and quite a number have done so in India too.  Each garrison or regimental depot usually had its own church.

Armed Forces / Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« on: Friday 02 July 21 16:32 BST (UK)  »
Evening Garen,

I'm looking at an Afghan medal with a Kandahar clasp named to a "11745 Sergt J D Munro P W D INDIA".

The only PWD I can think of through research is 'Public Works Department'. Any idea why this would be the case or could it be something else?



That’s an interesting one Chris.  I think you’re correct that it’s the public works department of the Corps of Royal Engineers.  They (the PWD) had a really important role in India and covered critical infrastructure in the main towns (such as Candahar) to cover water supply, bridge and road repair, telegraph poles (until the signal service was established) and general repairs to cantonment buildings.  The warrant officers in the branch held the appointment of Clerk of Works.

Armed Forces / Re: Joseph Lambert 7th Dragoon Guards 1800-1821
« on: Sunday 25 April 21 00:13 BST (UK)  »
From several Registers of 7th Dragoon Guards both Joseph Lambert and Robert Dillon we’re in the same Troop E.  There was only 2 years age difference, although Joseph lost 3 years after discharge - according to census.  Mary had a baby in 1810, so I imagine she was only about 16 yrs old.  Of course Robert could be a brother!
I think that the sibling theory is very likely, Kath.  Perhaps Robert’s father had been in the Army too and if Mary was indeed related then she’d have been raised in barracks and well used to the life.  There was a great deal of family connectivity in the Army.

Armed Forces / Re: Joseph Lambert 7th Dragoon Guards 1800-1821
« on: Friday 23 April 21 22:43 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks for that.  I do hope this is the right person, I would love to tell my husband he is of Irish stock!  The best I can manage is a Step Great Grandfather! Still can't find a birth/baptism for Mary, which of course would be a great help. 

Birr was a military town of long standing, I wonder if his father was also a soldier.

Armed Forces / Re: Joseph Lambert 7th Dragoon Guards 1800-1821
« on: Friday 23 April 21 11:49 BST (UK)  »
7th Dragoon Guards were in Ireland for several years before sailing back from Dublin to Liverpool in June 1809. From newspaper mentions it appears they stayed in Liverpool for a while before moving to Birmingham in May 1810.

Perhaps your Mary was the daughter of a fellow soldier?

Before the Rupert Lane Cavalry Barracks was built at Everton in 1830, one or two troops of cavalry were based at nearby St Domingo House. This was at a time when cavalry regiments were sent to a region and their sub-units (Troops) dispersed to various small barracks in the surrounding area to act in support of the civil powers, e.g. in 1807 the 4th Dragoon Guards had their HQ in Brook Rd Cavalry Bks, Birmingham, 1 Troop in Hulme Bks, Manchester, 1 Troop in St Domingo House, Liverpool, 2 Troops in Nottingham, 1 Troop in Chester, 1 Troop in Warrington and 1 Troop in Coventry. This was at a time of great industrial unrest and rioting with the mounted troops acting as police.  I think that the 7th DG were probably dispersed similarly at that time.

Armed Forces / Re: 39th Foot Regt
« on: Friday 23 April 21 11:36 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for that, I take it that it doesn't mention where?

First Castlebar (Co Mayo), then Dublin, then Cork.  See:

Regiment’s seldom stayed in one place for long at that time as since the 1798 rebellion they were used as a mobile security force during that period, when there were no constabularies.

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 14